Fun fact: just over a year ago to the day, If You Do One Thing... was born here on the blog. And whilst I haven't got a perfect twelve months worth of posts for you to look back on, I'm still pretty proud of these roundups. They're my favourite posts to write, hopefully you enjoy reading them, and they're a nice way to start the month on a positive note. I've been trying to take time for a little gratitude and happiness in my weeks - February was such a wonderful month for good news, and it's always worth savouring those moments for when the harder times come around again.

I really, really hope this month brings some warmer and brighter days - I am SO ready for spring it's untrue. My mum and dad are also making a surprise, but VERY welcome visit back to England, so I can't wait to see them soon and squish them both. It's the longest we've gone without seeing one another (half a year) and when I think about how much I miss them it physically pains me. #onlychildprobz

Enjoy, go buy some daffodils and throw your curtains open for the early morning sun - spring is coming guys! I promise!

SEE: This weekend I'm really hoping to go see Hail Caesar, the Coen Brothers' latest offering. Their movies are just so stylish, aren't they? I LOVED Fargo and No Country for Old Men, so I'm about ready to love this too. 

LISTEN: I'm REALLY enjoying ANTI, Rihanna's new album, much to my surprise... I'm not usually her biggest fan, but the songs on this one just feel really different. They're a lot more complex and less 'pop', there are hints of 90s Aaliyah throwbacks and a lot more reggae/dance hall influence. I really like this new side to her!


GO: Catch up. I was only ever going to answer this one way this month! Whether it's family or old friends, make sure you put in the time to show the people you love that you care. It's not always easy once you get into a grind of work and living for the weekends, but it can make a really big difference - not just to others, but to your mood too.

EAT: Something new! Turtle Bay is on our 'to try' list this month, we're planning to head there with friends sometime this weekend. I AM EXCITED FOR JERK CHICKEN. 

DRINK: Clipper Cranberry and Raspberry tea. I think I got a sample pack of this to try but MAN, will I be repurchasing. This stuff is seriously delicious. In fact, I offered a teabag to a friend at work and she messaged me just to say how good it was. GO TRY IT.

WEAR: Let's all be honest, we're feeling bomber jackets right now, right? This copper/rust-coloured one is making me feel things. Will I commit? Will they even suit me? Will they last past this season? Stay tuned.


READ: 
I'm eager to pick up Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, as I love her writing style and I think it could be just the ticket for this upcoming springtime when I'm hoping to get a lot of creative projects started.


THINK: Strong. I've started personal training sessions at my gym and I'm really looking forward to getting beaten up every week! Hah. No, I kid. They're amazing, totally physically and emotionally draining, high-intensity muscle and cardio workouts, and I love/hate them. But this is for me, and my goals, and my health. I'm excited to get stronger.

6 comments

  1. This is such a great round up!! I really need to schedule some lunch/dinner with friends that I haven't seen in a while! I've recently gone on a book shopping spree and am excited to go through a whole bunch of new reads!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

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  2. I'm so looking forward to seeing Hail, Caesar! My friend recommended me No Country For Old Men a couple of years ago and during the first few minutes of the movie, I was like, "This is totally not for me", but it ended up being AMAZING. So creepy, but in the best way possible! If you like the Coen brothers, I also recommend The Big Lebowski (a classic!), Inside Llewyn Davis and Burn After Reading. I still need to watch Fargo!

    I'm already so jealous it's spring in England and the colder months are now upon us in Australia. :( I don't do well in the cold. At all. Luckily, the weather has still been in the 30s, but I just know the temperatures are going to drop right down next month and I don't know how I'm going to deal! Enjoy your sunshine!

    Ugh, I really need to get off my butt and start thinking seriously about getting fit. I'm so weak and have no stamina whatsoever. I do try working out on my own to YouTube videos, but it's hard to motivate yourself or even know whether you've got the technique right so your workout is effective. I've always hated the idea of the gym and paying money, but I think a personal trainer is needed to give me that push and encouragement that I need. People always end up saying how amazing it is, so this is definitely something I want to look into soon.

    Like Neon Love

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  3. oh this sounds like a fantastic idea. I'm also dying to read that book, and Hail Caesar looks so good.x www.jesskadenise.com

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  4. I actually really like Rihanna's new album too, I like her generally though and although it's got a couple of duds on there it's a really solid album overall. And that's exciting your parents are visiting you, and that Spring is coming for you! I'm just really not looking forward to it getting colder again in Australia. :(

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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  5. Putting in time and effort to meet family and friends is so important. We are all so busy and caught up in our schedules and I feel sad about it when I come to think of it. Love the idea of your post! :) x

    Jadirah Sarmad at Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  6. Putting in time and effort to meet family and friends is so important. We are all so busy and caught up in our schedules and I feel sad about it when I come to think of it. Love the idea of your post! :) x

    Jadirah Sarmad at Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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